Scotts Miracle-Gro appoints John Randolph Vines to its board

Scotts Miracle-Gro has a new face on its board of directors. Retired Lieutenant General John Randolph Vines will be the company's newest board member, effective immediately.

Vines, who was in active service for 35 years, continued serving as a Department of Defense Senior Mentor to the army following his retirement in 2007. Vines was a Commander in the US Army's XVIII Airborne Corps and Multi-National Corps Iraq, as well as that of the Combined Joint Task Force 180 Afghanistan and 82nd Airborne Division, whereupon he was deployed for a year in Afghanistan. He was also the Senior Defense Representative to Afghanistan and Pakistan.

"We are pleased to have John as an addition to our board," said Jim Hagedorn, chairman and CEO. "His wide-ranging leadership, strategy and team-building experience will be an exceptional benefit to us."

Currently residing in Savannah, Ga., Vines will serve on the company's Governance and Nominating Committee as well as the Strategy and Business Development Committee.

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